Are you ready for Brexit?

Each year over 16 million tonnes of cargo are being transported between the Port of Antwerp and the UK. This makes the UK the second maritime trade partner of the Port of Antwerp. Conversely, the largest market for the United Kingdom is still continental Europe. In addition, the Irish market, with around 2 million tonnes per year, also plays a major role.

Also after Brexit you can hassle-free transport your goods through Antwerp


Therefor, since the British referendum of 2016, the port of Antwerp has worked tirelessly with all port actors, including Belgian Customs and the Belgian Food Safety Agency, to mitigate the negative consequences of a Brexit in the port and to detect new opportunities to facilitate supply chains for European mainland and UK-based companies. Also after Brexit it is our intention to continue to be a preferred European gateway & distribution hub for UK cargo. 

We aim at remaining a preferred partner for you thanks to the following advantages:

  • Excellent overseas connectivity, reaching over 1024 ports worldwide directly
  • More efficient, lift-on/lift-off alternative to ferry transport
  • Inland location closer to main European mainland production & consumption centres
  • Unmatched storage capacity for all cargo types
  • Reliable logistics partners with high productivity, a large expertise and strong customer-focus
  • Integrated Border and Food Safety inspections services
  • Large offer of highly frequent rail and barge services besides road transport to efficiently reach European mainland destinations
  • Digitalisation & innovation resulting in more supply chain transparency and efficiency for our clients

How can your UK-based company prepare itself to trade with the European Union post-Brexit? Take a look at some useful links underneath this page. 


Useful links